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Latinos And Our African Ancestry

Latinos And Our African Ancestry

One of the most shameful and embarrassing chapters of American History is enslavement of African’s in the United States.  A very controversial topic that is often buried in other facts and we as a society only give it the importance that we are taught in the classroom. Growing up, I […]

Mendota Football Players Beating The Odds

Mendota Football Players Beating The Odds

Mendota, Calif is a small town 40 miles from Fresno, California.  The majority of its residents are people who come to Mendota to find work in the agriculture fields.  Many of the football players work in the fields to help support their families. The summer days for these high school […]

Marcy Suarez-A DREAMer

Marcy Suarez-A DREAMer

This is Marcy Suarez, and she is a DREAMer.  Does her story sound familiar to you? She is an immigrant high school student who is motivated and determined but because of her immigration status, federal financial aid is not an option for her. Marcy’s parents work 10-12 hours at a factory […]

Javier Silva – A DREAMer

Javier Silva – A DREAMer

Meet Javier Silva, a recipient of a  DREAMers scholarship offered by  Thedream.us.  For many years, Javier kept his immigration status a secret for fear of being ridiculed.   Fortunately, as a recipient of the DREAMers scholarship he is now a student at Arizona State University (online). His advices for other DREAMers is: “Don’t stop […]

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Teen Latina Finds Confidence From Her Involvement In Technology

Marta Garcia, a high school teenager from Oakland, CA  will be the first to attend college in her family. Through her involvement in technology she has found confidence in herself and her abilities.  She is determined to help others find the same inspiration and determination she has found.

Teen Latina Working Toward’s MIT

Teen Latina Working Toward’s MIT

Meet Blanca Lopez, the fifth in a family of six kids from Pomona, CA.  Blanca is making technology her mission and determined to attend MIT, her dream school.  Blanca says “I got introduced to STEM and that’s when it all changed for me — I wanted to become an engineer, I […]

If Someone Denies The Civil War Was About Slavery Show Them This Video

If Someone Denies The Civil War Was About Slavery Show Them This Video

Just recently the confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina capitol building.  Many people defended the conferate flag and argued that it was an icon of American culture.  The reality is that the confederate flag was used  by the southern states during the Civil War.  Despite what many will […]

From Farmworker To Engineer:  A Program To Help You Make The Leap

From Farmworker To Engineer:  A Program To Help You Make The Leap

The Mendoza family is a farmworker family.  Alonso’s father, Rogelio, has been planting and harvesting in the fields for more than 30 years. Alonso joins his dad during the summers spending long hours picking lettuce and strawberries. “You get home … and you don’t even want to talk to nobody,” […]

Hispanics – Unspoken Champions Of The Civil Rights Movement

Hispanics – Unspoken Champions Of The Civil Rights Movement

The reality is that Mexican’s too were also the victims of discrimination, we weren’t immune from the discrimination.  Very rarely are we taught in school about our struggles with discrimination and how we were also heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement.  We also fought to overcome discrimination and receive equal […]